ApacheCon NA 2011

Eric Baldeschwieler

Eric Baldeschwieler is a co-founder and the CEO of Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop and provider of Hadoop-related support and training for enterprises and technology vendors. Prior to Hortonworks, Eric served as VP Hadoop Software Engineering for Yahoo!, where he led the evolution of Apache Hadoop from a 20 node prototype to a 42,000 node service that is behind every click at Yahoo!. Eric also served as a technology leader for Inktomi’s web service engine, which Yahoo! acquired in 2003. Prior to Inktomi, Eric developed software for video games, video post production systems and 3D modeling systems. Eric has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Keynote | The Apache Way Done Right: The Success of Hadoop
November 10 1:30PM
Apache Hadoop is emerging as the leading platform for managing big data in the enterprise. Hortonworks CEO Eric Baldeschwieler will discuss how Hadoop came to be an Apache project from its original inception at Yahoo!, the impact the community has had in driving innovation and spawning enterprise adoption around the technology, and future directions for Hadoop and the Hadoop community moving forward.

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